Selecting a kitchen countertop surface can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a quick comparison guide to help you with the process. If you’d like to learn about what kitchen countertop surface is best for your needs, call us to arrange a consultation. We have a wide range of samples that can help ease your decision.
|Granite||100% natural stone; every piece is unique, extremely resistant to heat and very scratch resistant||Requires seams and may need periodic sealing|
|Marble||No two slabs are alike and handles heat||More porous than granite so it can scratch and stain (nail polish, liquid make-up etc.)|
|Soapstone||Extremely durable natural surface; no staining, heat, resistant and nonporous. Considered the most environmentally safe countertop with no chemicals used for finishing. Available in matte or polished||To keep the finish and darkness consistent, you do have to oil it quite often. Limited color selection.|
|Solid Surface||Man-made of acrylic or polyester plastics; nonporous and highly resistant to bacteria-growth. Seams are almost undetectable and scratches or chips can be repaired.||Can discolor or become damaged when exposed to extreme heat; also can scratch and chip|
|Quartz||Made with 85-95% crushed quartz with a resin binder. Nonporous and highly resistant to bacteria growth. More durable than solid surface and won’t scratch or chip. Heat-resistant (up to 400F).||Seams can divide to trap dirt and bacteria|